Muskogee Junior College - Pollywog Yearbook (Muskogee, OK)
- Class of 1939
Page 1 of 36
Pages 6 - 7
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Text from Pages 1 - 36 of the 1939 volume:
Printing ond Engraving by
The Centro! High Press
Pfmenimq . . .
Qafzewaacl . .
To record in picture ond story the
colorful events of this college
yeorg to recoll the pleosont rnern-
ories ond enduring friendships ot
the postg ond to rernind you ot the
chollenges ot the future hos been
the oim ond purpose ot the stott
in presenting this issue of the Pol-
Virgil Matthews, Editor
Evelyn Anne Burleson, Assistant Editor
S T A F F
Ph -tv ------
B siness Manager B lD F
Freshman Assistant ----- ROY J kson
Cover Design - ---------- - Virgil Gray
Friends and Counsellors ......
Board ot Education ........
Faculty ...................... . .............. .....,.,, 8 -9
Student Body President
Phi Rho Pi .......
Forensic Activities .............
Junior College History .......... ....... 2 O
Class Will and Testament .,.... ....... 2 l
"The Polliwog" ...................
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Basketball .............. W .............. ....... 2 2
Graduating Sophomores ...... ...... 2 3
Freshman Class ................
Gdds and Ends ....s........ ...... 2 4
Sophomore Banquet ...... ...... 2 5
Receptions and Teas . ....... ...... 2 6
Parade and Frivolities ...... ...... 2 7
Picnic Sketches ...................
Au tog raphs ............ .......
On the right is Dr. Roy
L. Gittinger, who has been
a friend and counsellor ot
the Junior College from
its beginning in l92O.
Pictured at the Iett are Dr. C. K. Reitf, Super-
intendent ot City Schools at Oklahoma City, and
Mrs. Reitt. lt was during Dr. Reiff's principalship
in Central High School that the Muskogee Junior
College was started. Through their encouraging
interest Dr. and Mrs. Reitt helped to start the new
College unit on its right foot.
Members of the Muskogee Board of Education are W. H. Cunningham, J. R, Holmes, Superintendent
C A Ambrister, Arthur Catlett, E. D. Cave, Clerk, and J. A. Lathim.
Acknowledgment . . .
To Principal L. M. Speaker
and the Board of Education,
the members of the Muskogee
Junior Col lege owe their never-
dying appreciation and grati-
tude. Through their encour-
agement and support the col-
lege has gone far in helping its
students "hitch their wagons
to a star."
L. M. Speaker, Principal
Central High School and
B. A., M. A., University Kansas
Dean of Muskogee Junior College
Vice-President of Central High School
Head of English Department
Ira. G. Clark
B. A., West Texas Teachers' College
M. A., University of Oklahoma
History and Government
Miss Pauline Coll
Geqrge T. McKinney
B, S., University of Oklahoma
M, A., Oklahoma A. and M. College
A. B., Oklahoma College for Women
M. A., University of Oklahoma
Mrs. O. C. .lamell
B. A., University of Arkansas
M. A., University of Illinois
Botany and Zoology
D. L. Barrick
B. A., Oklahoma Baptist University
M. S., University of Oklahoma
Miss Elizabeth Bonnell
B. A., Randolph Macon
M. A., Columbia University
B. L. Wertz
B. A., Oklahoma A. and M. College
M. A., Northwestern University
President of the Student Body
The only officer elected each year
by the collegians is that of president
of the student body. Jack Shackelford,
popular sophomore, was elected at the
beginning of the school year, to fulfill
the duties of this office.
Upon the president's shoulders fall
the responsibilities of all schoolactivi-
ties. He presides over convocations and
has charge of the school's social life.
His most colorful duty is the final
speech presented at commencement
Jack Shackelford has lived up to all
of the expectations of a good student
president and is one of whom the
graduating class is proud.
James Lathim, Jeffer-
son, Longfellow, West
High, Central High, Hel-
en Lea Wells, McAlester,
Okmulgee, Roy Jackson,
Kansas, Texas, Jefferson,
Guy Morrison, Longfellow, West High, Central High, Margaret Potter, Missouri, West High,
Central High, Bill Huckin, Whittier, Central High, Ella Ruth Kerr, Texas, Alabama, Sand
Springs, Central High. ,
Joe Meacham, Longfellow, West High, Central High, Frank Sheiper, St. Joseph, Walter
Weber, Franklin, West High, Central High, Jack Nichols, Franklin, West High, Central High.
Charity Baker, Missouri, Betty Begun, Jefferson, West High, Central High, Jess McEntee, Franklin,
West-il-lEh, Central High, Betty Baldwin, Jefferson, West High, Central High, Bill Schmitt, West High, Cen-
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Virgil Gray, Sequoyah, Jefferson, West High, Central High, Joe Bradley, Longfellow, West High,
Central High, Kenneth lhrig, Wh'ttier, Central High, Billy Gilder, Longfellow, West High, Central 1, M
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Donis Williams, Indiana, Illinois, Oregon, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma City, Central High, Allen Elrod,
Washington, Longfellow, West High, Central High, Betty Jo McPheeters, Longfellow, West High, Central High,
lclell Merchant, Irving, Central High, Louise Blackledge, Porter, Central High.
Jane Eldridge, Longfellow, West High, Central High, Freida Ann Jones, Longfel-
low, West High, Central High, Texas, Sara Lee Hurt, Longfellow, West High, Central
High, Marise Hill, Longfellow, Pershing, West High, Central High.
Ruby Lee Goodson, Fairview, West High, Central High, Rex Langley, Locust
Grove, Wilma Nell West, Irving, Central High, Mary Curtisfs, Alberta, Canada, Central
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Frances Cherry, lrving, Central High, Margaret Cherry, lrving, Central High, Paul Shafer
St. Joseph, David Wood, Okmulgee, Sequoyah, Central High. I
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Benny Wood, Sequoyah, Central High, Tom King, Washington, Central High, Tate Edmondson, Tahle
quah, Central High, Lee Parks, Whittier, Central High, John Armstrong, Longfellow, Sacred Heart, West High
Helen Dodson, Longfel-
low, West High, Central
High, Cherry Wilcoxen,
Washington, Central High,
Anita Smart, Arkansas,
Kansas, Sacred Heart, West
Q Marvin Krieger, Kansas, Illinois, West High, Central High, Clara Stella Kelly, Longfellow,
West High, Central High, Margaret Weaver, Okmulgee, McAlester, Carol Kilgore, Oktaha, Central
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Mose Frye, Longfellow, West
High, Central High, Sigfrid Flor-
en, Longfellow, West High, Cen- '
Lois Beers, Longfellow, West High, Central High, Robert Peterson,
Arkansas, Missouri, University of Kansas City, Flora Moe Sharmacher,
Irving, Central High.
Howell Parks, Franklin, West High, Central High, Dorothy Suhre, Whittier, Central High
C. W. Clymans, Houston, Central High, Kathryn Murphy, Longfellow, Whittier, Washington, Central
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Juanita Wisdom, Whittier, Central High, DeForrest Weaver, California, Oregon,
Wewoka, Montana, Joel Yankee, Franklin, West High, Central High, Bob McAfee,
Franklin, West High, Central High.
Mary Elizabeth Barthet, lrving Central High, Carl Overfelt, Oklahorna City, U,
of Oklahoma, Herbert Daily, lrving, Central High, .lack Shackelford, Longfellow, West
High, Central High.
tral High, Kenneth McCoy, Franklin, West High
Conley Vanhooser, Jefferson, West High, Cen-
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Nina Wainwright, Jefferson, West High, Central High, Virginia Lampton, Franklin, Longfellow, We t
High, Central High, June Poole, Arkansas, Evelyn Anne Burleson, Franklin, West High, Central High, Ver '
Reay, Whittier, Central High. JH
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Sidney Broaddus, Franklin, West High, Central High, Virgil Matthews, Houston, Cen-
tral High, Carolyn Cave, lrving, Jefferson, West High, Central High, Bob Forrester, McAlester,
Phi Rho Pi '
Meinbers are, left to right, front row-Bill Huckin, Jamie Lathim, Helen Lea Wells, Sara Lee Hurt Evelyn
Anne Burleson, Idell Merchant, Betty Begun. '
Back row-Virgil Matthews, Billy Schmitt, Tate Edmondson, Sidney Broaddus, Mose Frye, Marvin Krieger
Jack Shackleford. '
1. Betty Baldwin, Idell Merchant, Betty Jo McPheeters, Sara Lee Hurt, Ruby Lee Goodson, accompanist.
2. Benny Wood, Virgil Gray, Bob Forrester, Marvin Krieger.
3. The same without black-face. Tom King at piano.
4. Bill Huckin, Sara Lee Hurt, Margaret Weaver, Vera Reay, Idell Merchant. I
Above-Members of this vic-
torious debate team are Jack
Shackelford, Bill Huckin, Coach
B. L. Wertz, Tom King, and Sid-
National District Best Radio
Actor, Sigfrid Floren.
National Champion Orator,
The Junior College trophy case.
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Upper right-Work in the Chemistry laboratory.
Right-Scene of Junior College study hall.
Muskogee Junior College
Since its creation in l92O by the local Board of
Education, the Muskogee Junior college grew steadily
as a one-year institution until l928, when it was
established as a two-year institution, sponsored by
the University of Oklahoma.
Being a liberal arts school, no terminal courses
are offered, but those given are equivalent to the
same courses offered in the University. Through the
personal attention of Dean Roy L. Gittinger, who
visited the Junior College classes, through suggestions
from Dr. S. R. Hadsell of the English Department,
through aid from Dean S. W. Reaves, the courses of-
fered were carefully arranged.
The advantages accruing to students by virtue
of their attendance at the one-year Junior College
led the patrons of the school to make an insistant de-
mand that the one-year college be extended to a two-
year Junior College. In response to this urgent re-
quest, the Board of Education, therefore, early in the
spring of l928 invited Mr. George C. Wells, State
High School Inspector, Dean Roy L. Gittinger, Uni-
versity of Oklahoma, and Dr. Paul B. Sears, Science
Department of the University, to visit the Junior
College and to make definite recommendations for
the establishment of the two-year course. Upon the
recommendations of the above three men, the State
Board of Education recommended that it be placed on
the accredited list of State Colleges. Since then it
has been regularly inspected and approved by the
accrediting committee consisting of J. Andrew Holly,
chairman of the Committee on Higher Institutions of
Learning, Roy L. Gittinger, Dean of Administration,
University of Okahoma, N. Conger, Dean of School
of Education, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical
From May l93O to May l938, certificates of
completion of two years work have been granted by
the Board of Education in Muskogee to 222 students.
The school is governed by the students and their stud-
ious attitude. The only student office is that of presi-
dent of the student body. The school emblem and
nickname is "Green Frogs."
Approximately two hours of preparation is spent
for every one hour of recitation. It is interesting to
note that over fifty percent of the boys attending the
school this year, are employed part time, their schol-
astic standing, however, remains high. This truly
pointsgvout the desire for education now and later by
He was a little polliwog named Dave,
And all he did was swim and play
He never took a bath or shaved,
He just lived the easy way.
As time went on, a change took place,
And Davey lost his tail.
"Oh Gee," though he, with troubled face
"l'lI never be a whale."
"Now what will I do when I want to swim?"
He soon began to pout.
When all ofa sudden with surprise to him,
Four tiny legs grew out,
You've heard us laugh,
You've heard us fuss,
But in case you don't remember us,
When others come our place to fill
We leave with you -this-our last will.
To Marvin Krieger, large and fair,
Sid Broaddus leaves his carrot hair.
Flora Mae leaves her written possessions,
So sophs next year won't hafta get lessons.
Juanita leaves her raven hair,
To the freshman girl who would be fair.
Kathryn Murphy leaves her smile,
Just to make the world worthwhile.
Jack and Joel as their ways they wend,
Leave "Dotty" Lamour to a freshman friend.
Carolyn and Nina leave all their knowledge,
To help the freshmen get through college.
In making this jest, Pete's voice does ring:
"A bit of learning is a dangerous thing."
Herbert Daily leaves a treat,
At IO-2 and 4, a bite to eatl
"Since I'm grown up, and quite the stuff.
I think l'Il go to school I
I'lI choose the one that's run by Huff
And leave this muddy pool."
He took deep breaths while on a log
And began to stretch and swell,
Just so that man who gathered frogs,
Would send him to Jamell.
"Now l've been caught, and l've been shipped,'
He said with wise old eyes-
Not every frog is willing to be ripped
For science and the wise.
Evelen Anne leaves a question mark,
As she upon her future embarks.
To every freshman, young and dear,
We leave a bottle of Lois Beer.
Dot leaves her dissections of internal anatomy
As she trucks off to West Point Academy.
Susie leaves a Contes Dramatiques,
Which she won't need as a domestique.
A warm handshake, a friendly "hi,"
ls left BHU by Mase Ed Frye.
His romeo nature is left by Sig,
To help apple-polish your way thru trig.
Baseball-erasers that make lots of noise,
C. W. and Howell leave to the boys.
A story of Pueblo and the wild, wooly West,
Will be left by Conley upon request.
A world of wit is left by Tommy,
To help the freshmen who try to be funny.
Bob and Dee the men of the hour,
Leave Wally Weber their brain power.
Virgil Matthews needs all he's got,
So can't he keep it?-Thanks a lot.
Top row-Mullen, coachg McEntee, forwardg Daily, guardg Frye, forward. Bottom row-McAfee, guardg
Matthews, centerg Armstrong, guardg Parks, forward. Not pictured are Bradley, Weber and Nichols.
J. C. 17 Haskell 205
J. C. 14 Battery "D" 10
J. C. 22 Y. M. C. A. 264'
J. C. 16 Webbers Falls 26"
15 Star Printery 14'
16 Porum 20"
8 Okmulgee J. C. 41
19 Braggs 20"
won Boynton forfeited'
Okmulgee J. C.
'Commercial league games. Commercial league won by Star Printery which had 8 wins and one defeat.
Members of the graduating class who completed sixty hours of Freshman and Sophomore Academic
subjects are, first row-Juanita Wisdom, Mary Elizabeth Barthet, Carolyn Cave, June Poole, Virginia
Lampton. Second row-Dorothy Suhre, Vera Reay, Kathryn Murphy, Nina Wainwright, Evelyn Anne
Burleson, Lois Beers, Flora Mae Sharmacher. Third row-Howell Parks, Conley Vanhooser, Joel Yankee,
Herbert Daily, DeForrest Weaver, Bob Forrester. Fourth row-Jack Shackelford, C. W. Clymans, Sidney
Broaddus, Sigfrid Floren, Mose Frye, Virgil Matthews.
Those of the Freshman
class are, first row-Potter,
Kelly, Merchant, Williams
Goodson, West, Jones, Kerr,
Baker, Cherry, Wells, Be-
gun. Second row-Black-
ledge, Hill, Cherry, Killgore
McPheeters, Baldwin, Smart,
Curtiss, Weaver, Wilcoxen,
Dodson, Hurt. Third row-
Weber, Lathim, Huckin,
Schmitt, Edmondson, Wood,
King, Jackson, lhrig, McEn-
tee, Eldridge. Fourth row-
Wood, Langley, Sheiper,
Parks, Kreiger, Morrison,
Gilder, Meacham, Arm-
strong, Shafer, Nichols.
3. Brother, can you spare a dollar for a fifty cent meal?
Qdds and Ends I have a date.
1. Muskogee Junior Col1ege's campus. In the foreground 4. It would be nice if Clymans would practice what he
are the Engineering, Agricultural, Administration, and Fine advertises.
Arts Buildings. 5. Jack and "Dotty." They are Working their Way through
2. The gang raided a fruit stand in Tulsa at the Thanks- "col1itch."
giving game. Lathim took grapefruit while Professor Coll 6. What the well-dressed young man should wear. McKin-
nabbed peanuts. ney advocates corsages.
1. Looking for his roses? 4. Quite, please!
2. Vera was all dressed up. Pipe that bonnet. 5. A11 over-even the shoutinl
3. The "momento." 6. Zeke and Nina "on the air." Wertz listenin'--for once
Top-This interested group is
watching a Phi Rho Pi perfor-
mance at the Junior College
Alumni Tea given during the
Middle-Bowing and scraping
were in order during the Junior
College Reception, April 19.
Bottom-Lovely lodies Cherry
Wilcoxen, Lois Beers, and Helen
Lea Wells pouring and assisting
at the J. C. Reception.
Parade and Frivolil-ies
I. P a r a d e ' s
2. What price
3. Charge of
4. Line forms
on t h e
rig h t ,
5. Ooh! La-Ia!
6. Queen Mar-
7. J. Cs at
Picnic Sketches e
1. Boating-The Ugirll' in the back is John Armstrong.
2. Dishing it out-Moon and Mac had already eaten,
3. Washington crossed the Delaware, Williams crossed
4. An exclusive freshman table. Must have been re-
5. Just some of the boys eating and drinking-soda pop.
Note the empty plate. They drank Clymans under the
6. Still dishing it out-Broaddus and Gray are refueling
for the fourth time.
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